America’s leading review of the arts and intellectual life
On Glengarry Glen Ross, Channeling Kevin Spacey, and The Anarchist.
was right!Support The
A bunch of dodgy real estate and questionable business dealings, untenable fiscal positions, a Darwinian struggle for scarce resources, and, somewhere offstage, an executive so detached from reality that he treats the human race like a kid with an ant farm: What took so long to arrange a revival of Glengarry Glen Ross? (Or another revival, the last one having been in 2005.) You’d think this would have been under way since the fourth quarter of 2008, perhaps with Dick Fuld cast in the role of the hapless Shelley “The Machine” Levene.
Rather than one of those real life sad sacks, we have Al Pacino as the saddest specimen among a very sad collecti ...
This article is available to subscribers and for individual purchase
This article originally appeared in The New Criterion, Volume 31 January 2013, on page 49
Copyright © 2014 The New Criterion | www.newcriterion.comhttp://www.newcriterion.com/articles.cfm/I--bureaucrat-7527
E-mail to friend
Reviews of Of Mice and Men, The Velocity of Autumn, The Cripple of Inishmaan.
Reviews of Antony and Cleopatra, Breakfast with Mugabe, London Wall, and After Midnight
Reviews of Machinal , No Man’s Land, and Philosophy for Gangsters
The Walter Duranty Prize for Journalistic Mendacity
Introduction to The Kennedy Phenomenon
The Kennedy Phenomenon: "Watching the Kennedy Train-Wreck"